My old new chair by TATIANE FREITAS
In her day to day before graduating from Fashion school, or been naturally driven to design, Tati Freitas was already looking into ways to create objects which could be both confortable and admired. Craft wood is her most common material, and that which gives her objects its forms, but she’s also been developing with more brute substances, like cement, and the sensible acrilic.
This mix demonstrates her clear wish to create pieces which will endure the harshness of time, and therefore bring to their new owners the memories evoked in her, many lost in histo- ry. A recurring creative subject, which permeates most of her work, is transforming common objects with a balance between the eternal struggle which we all live, the concept of “Past x Present”, “Old x Young”. The memory they bring does not remain trapped in the past, but also adjournes with the contemporary days.
In this relation between memory and indentity, Tati relates to Ricœur’s metaphors, where the hero/artist merge, following the thought where our identity is also a reflect of what we did and can do. In the artists case, by revisiting her past she brings back her own narrative, and search for the young and free heart and mind, full of memories, which are continue to be written everyday.